The University of Iowa offers email accounts for students and faculty and staff.  

Email aliases (e.g., are created automatically when an employee's HR paperwork is processed or when a student is admitted to the University of Iowa.   NOTE:  your email alias will not deliver anywhere until you request an Office 365 account or set your alias to route to an external email account (e.g., gmail).  To request an Office 365 account, please see the sections below.

When sharing your email address with others, we strongly encourage you to use the alias (  (NOT your routing email address).  For more information see Alias and Routing Email Address.

Questions?  For more information about opening an email account, contact the ITS Help Desk, 2800 UCC, 384-4357,

Faculty and staff may obtain email accounts for home and/or office use. In either case, apply for an email account here.

Newly admitted students will automatically have an Office 365 account created.   Use your Hawkid and Hawkid password to login to

  • Healthcare affiliated students will not automatically get an email account because your email account will be with Healthcare. 
  • Student employees will not automatically get an email account because your employment will override the student status. 

If you are a Healthcare affiliated student or a student employee, you should go to MyUI to request a university email account. (MyUI > Student Information > My Email)

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October 5, 2017